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Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?
Words and Music by Larry Norman
on Only Visiting This Planet
Copyright 1972

N/C        A                      A
I want the people to know that he saved my soul
       A
But I still like to listen to the radio
         A
They say rock-n-roll is wrong, we'll give you one more chance
           A          
I say, "I feel so good I've gotta get up and dance."
D                                  A                         E
I know what's right, I know what's wrong, I don't confuse it
                                  D                         A     D      E  A     D
All I'm really trying to say is, "Why should the devil have all the good music?"
                  A            E                       D                    A
I feel good every day, 'cause Jesus is the rock and he rolled my blues away
A                                 A
They say to cut my hair, they're driving me insane
   A                        A
I grew it out long to make room for my brain
     A                    A
But sometimes people don't understand 
N/C                                            D
What's a good boy doing in a rock-n-roll band
                                  A
There's nothing wrong with playing blues licks
    E                                           D                         A       D    E A    D
But if you've got a reason tell me to my face, "Why should the devil have all the good music?"
                                   A            E                       D                 A  D 
There's nothing wrong with what I play, 'cause Jesus is the rock and he rolled my blues away
                             A                                  D
I ain't knocking the hymns, just give me a song that has a beat
                             A
I ain't knocking the hymns, just give me a song that moves my feet
E                                          D                  A
I don't like none of those funeral marches, I ain't dead yet!
A                          A
Jesus told the truth, and Jesus showed the way
        A
There's one more thing I'd like to say
     A                                A
They nailed him to the cross and they laid him in the ground
          A                                               D
But they should have known you can't keep a good man down
                    A
I feel good every day I don't want to lose it
E                                  D                         A        D   E  A   D
All I wanna, all I wanna know is, "Why should the devil have all the good music?"
                          A
I've been filled I feel okay
E                        D
Jesus is the rock and he rolled my blues
E                        D
Jesus is the rock and he rolled my blues
E                        D                 A
Jesus is the rock and he rolled my blues away

Transcribed by Joshua R. Martinez
		guitarman4christ@netzero.net

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Comments about this tab

bryanlloyd - 2004-05-31

If you're trying to play along with Geoff Moore and the Distance, transpose it to the key of E.


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